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Furman University - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Furman University

Furman University

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Furman University

Furman University

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Furman University

Furman University

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Furman University Description:

Furman University, located in Greenville, South Carolina, is one of the country's top liberal arts colleges. The university can boast of a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and the school is particularly noted for its high level of student engagement. Over 50% of students take part in internships, cooperative education, independent study, or research programs. With an 11 to 1 student / faculty ratio, students receive lots of personal attention. Furman University also excels on the athletic front--the Paladins compete in the NCAA Division I Southern Conference where their football team has met with great success.

Admissions Data (2013):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,915 (2,753 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 43% Male / 57% Female
  • 95% Full-time

Costs (2013 - 14):

  • Tuition and Fees: $43,164
  • Books: $1,200 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $10,844
  • Other Expenses: $2,068
  • Total Cost: $55,276

Furman University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 88%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 86%
    • Loans: 34%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,814
    • Loans: $8,552

Scholarships for Furman (powered by Cappex.com)

Most Popular Majors:

Accounting, Biology, Business Administration, Chemistry, Communication Studies, English, History, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Political Science, Psychology, Spanish

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 88%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 10%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 79%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 83%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Furman University Mission Statement:

mission statement from the Furman website

"The primary mission of Furman as a liberal arts institution is to provide a distinctive undergraduate education encompassing humanities, fine arts, social sciences, mathematics and the natural sciences, and selected professional disciplines. In addition to its primary emphasis on undergraduate education, Furman offers graduate programs in education and chemistry. The university also provides a continuing education program for the larger Greenville community. At the heart of the undergraduate program are the general education requirements. The requirements ensure that all undergraduates will be introduced to the major methods of inquiry that characterize liberal study. In accordance with the traditional assumptions of liberal education, both out-of-class and in-class experiences are designed to develop the whole person — intellectually, physically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. Furman seeks highly motivated students with inquisitive minds, varied perspectives, a sense of personal integrity and moral responsibility with the potential to be leaders and to make future contributions to society."

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